Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Test results...

I talked to Owen's doctor yesterday about his MRI results. They found an ischemia on a small part of his brain. She emphasized very small. An ischemia, if you don't know (I didn't) is a place where blood has been restricted. It is in an area that could affect his walking. The blood flow is no longer restricted (or they would have kept him) and he is compensating for the injury. His doctor thinks it may have occurred at birth (this is somewhat common) and I have requested records from my labor and delivery for her to review just for additional information. We are meeting with a pediatric neurologist in April to discuss the MRI results further and also what, if anything, we need to do in terms of therapy.

I was a bit surprised when she told me about this. I just didn't think there would be anything. And I was also a bit mad. Why or at whom I am not sure. I was just kind of mad. I guess because something happened to my baby that I didn't know about. Which is what bothers me about bodies. Stuff goes on all the time inside of us and we don't know about it. I like to know about things. Everything. When I brought Owen in initially for this his doctor asked me about his delivery. And Morgan doesn't recall a time during my labor that Owen was in distress. But that doesn't mean something didn't happen. I was in labor for a long time and ended up with a c-section. And I was maybe a bit mad about that too. BUT I can't change what happened and it does no good to dwell on it so I'm focusing on the positives. He is developing normally, he's compensating for the injury, and it doesn't slow him down in the slightest. And whatever can be done to help him, we will do it.

6 comments:

Darcey said...

Glad to hear your little boy is fine. Hopefully everything will be okay. It is really a miracle that so many people are born healthy.

Linda said...

I'm so glad to hear that ds is fine. Good luck with the follow up visits.

Aimeslee said...

It's mama bear anger, perfectly normal. I had the same birth progression with Missy, and a c-section too. She was in distress due to my dilating only 3 cm. in 12 hours. Lots can happen to those babies. Glad you got the diagnosis, seems like your doc is on her game.

Noelia said...

Thanks for the update Heather. I would be upset too if something would've happened during the birth of my children and that I wasn't aware of it. My mom had a difficult delivery with my younger sister and no one was made accountable until many many years later. I'll be thinking and praying for you for what's next.

Colleen said...

I'm glad to hear that things seem to have self-corrected. Hope everything continues to go well.

Maureen said...

I'm glad to hear Owen is fine. Its hard when we cant do anything about something that happens to our children